Four years ago, it would've been easy to typecast Amanda Seyfried. She jumped from roles in two soap operas to a lead in Mean Girls -- one where her breasts would tell her what the weather would be. Right away, she also picked up a television role -- the murdered Lilly Kane on Veronica Mars. So, she moved from booberology to a girl whose sexy interludes led to her demise. But these days, she's mixing it up a lot more. Aside from starring in Mamma Mia, she's been playing a good-girl Mormon in Big Love (perhaps the only one with brains on the show).

So now, she's adding bookworm to the mix. The Hollywood Reporter has posted that Seyfried will star with Megan Fox in Diablo Cody's upcoming comedy horror Jennifer's Body. Set in a Minnesota farming town, Fox stars as a cheerleader named Jennifer who gets possessed by a demon and starts eating the local boys. Seyfried co-stars as her best friend Needy, who "must take drastic measures to protect their town from the seductive teenager and her appetite for high school guys." Does this mean Amanda is now getting tough? If so, and she pulls it off, I'm sure we'll see lots more of her in the future.

As the project progresses, the focus keeps changing, but if all are right (here, here, and here) -- this looks to be Juno meets Evil Dead meets Buffy's "Becoming" meets Terminator 2. Whatever the case, you can be sure that there will be lots of snark and pop culture references. Production begins in Vancouver next month.
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